Swimmers dive into Brewster pool in 200-meter medley

Swimmers dive into the Brewster pool during a 200-meter medley relay June 25. The meet signaled the start of the summer swim season in Okanogan County. More photos will appear in The Chronicle's July issue.

Season runs through end of July

BREWSTER – The Okanogan County AAU Summer Swim League got underway Tuesday with the Bearacudas hosting the Okanogan Bullfrogs and the Methow Valley Killer Whales.

Swimmer gets ready to dive into Brewster pool during relay

A swimmer gets ready to dive into the pool during an exchange in a medley relay June 25 in Brewster.

Results were not available as of The Chronicles weekend sports deadline Thursday afternoon.

Omak rounds out the four teams competing in the county, where swimmers started practicing June 1.

A pentathlon was scheduled for 9 a.m. today June 29 at Brewster.

The Methow Valley Killer Whales, which brought about 70 swimmers to Brewster, will be trying to defend its county title, won with 866 points.

Individual champions for the Killer Whales last season were Tyler Darwood (boys 15-16), Gavin Blank (boys 9-10) and Clara Ramsey-George (girls 7-8).

The Killer Whales will host the county meet July 27.

Okanogan sends about the same number into the pool this season after finishing second in last year’s county meet with 620 points.

Summer swimming is a popular vacation sport, with the league championship meet including ab out 119 events with many having two or more heats.

Weekday meets start at 6 p.m. while weekend meets start at 9 a.m. Check-in and warmups are earlier each day.

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